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Old 10-05-2010, 08:29 AM
weklj weklj is offline
Motorized Bicycle Newbie
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: illinois
Posts: 7
Default Hello from Illinois

This is my first Thread, and first Build. Live in Naperville, Il. I have been collecting vintage bikes for the past 20 years. After discovering this site I decided to give a shot at motorizing. Used a chrome spaceliner frame, retained original parts, changed bearings, etc. took about a week and a half to build in spare time. Found some old parts laying around to embellish, headlight, schwinn bag.
Only mods were motor mounting, fender clearance and switched to #41 chain as the one that came with the motor kit was to short. After a few rides and some tweaking, runs great. Surprised at how many people have never seen or heard of motorized bicycles as I ride the neighborhood.

Pretty pleased with first build results, now starting next build on a 40's hawthorne tank bike.

Thanks MotorBicycling and it's members for all your threads which helped me get through the build and sparked my enthusiam to a new found hobby.
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Last edited by weklj; 10-05-2010 at 04:41 PM. Reason: attachments
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